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Can't Wait to Get to Heaven - A Novel

Fannie Flagg

Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner's nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner's neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch-and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?" Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot's Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg "was put on this earth to write" (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in. From the Hardcover edition.

Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner's nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner's neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch-and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?" Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot's Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg "was put on this earth to write" (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in. From the Hardcover edition.
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Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner's nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner's neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch-and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?" Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot's Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg "was put on this earth to write" (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:16


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:26


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:56


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:14


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:47


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:34


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:48


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:20


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:26


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:15